Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences MSc Data Science and Business Analytics
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Master of Science - MSc
Duration 3 years 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biological and Marine Sciences School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements

To include grade B in A level Biology and a C in a second science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies). For candidates that do not have a second science subject at A level, please contact:

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma in Applied Science: 128-144 points (DDM-DDD) - note that this is subject to the exact modules you have studied - please contact, stating explicitly the full list of modules within your qualification.

International Baccalaureate 30 diploma points overall, to include 5 diploma points in Biology (Higher Level) plus 5 diploma points in second science at Higher Level. English and Mathematics must be included.

Science-based Access To Higher Education diplomas, 33 credits in science-based units at merit including a minimum of 12 credits in biology units.

We would usually expect GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C / 4, or equivalent.

Please note that we do interview some applicants for this programme, at the Admissions Tutor's discretion.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

English language requirements

For candidates that do not have traditional qualifications, our BSc (Hons) Biology with Foundation Year programme provides a route onto this degree. 

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

English language requirements

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test.

Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

Prior knowledge of data analysis or statistics and/or work experience are not necessary.